- Evanovich Moves to S&S in 'Blockbuster' Deal
Just before Evanovich signed with PRH, Deadline reported that the author, who was then represented by her son Peter, wanted a multi-book agreement worth $50 million.While it was not reported what PRH ultimately paid Evanovich, it had been thought her prior multi-book deal at SMP wa
- What the New Coronavirus Means for Publishing
Long story short: we’re in wait-and-see mode right now.”While publishers, editors, and agents grapple with how best to handle the London and Bologna fairs, publishers’ production and supply chain teams are working on how to lessen the impact of the shutdown of printing plants in areas of
- London Book Fair 2020: London Calling
In the U.S. market, however, NPD BookScan reports that after six straight years of gains, unit sales of print books declined in 2019 compared to the previous year.Globally, digital audio remains a bright spot for a mature publishing industry that has been searching for a path to real
- Book Deals: Week of March 2, 2020
Littlefield preempted world rights to the book, for a reported seven figures, from Matt Latimer and Keith Urbahn at Javelin.
- The Summer of Kim Novak
Agent: Elisabet Brannstrom, Bonnier Rights.
- London Briefcase 2020: What U.S. Agencies Will Be Selling at the London Book Fair
Lights Out: Pride, Delusion, and the Fall of General Electric by Thomas Gryta and Ted MannU.S. publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apr.Wall Street Journal reporters Gryta and Mann chronicle the decline of GE, one of America’s most storied and revered corporations—a saga of hubris, myth
- Of Bears and Ballots: An Alaskan Adventure in Small-Town Politics
Lende successfully balances the dry facts of assembly reports with humorous character sketches and lyrical odes to the natural beauty of Alaska.
- Judge Demands More Transparency In Audible Captions Settlement
Meanwhile, in a response to a letter from Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) executive director Angela Bole, Audible this week confirmed for IBPA what PW reported when the settlement was first filed: that Audible has decided it will get permission from any rightsholder before including thei
- Rights Report: Week of February 24, 2020
Krista Marino at Delacorte has acquired North American rights to You'll Be the Death of Me and a second untitled YA novel by Karen M.
- Three Fired Employees Return to Work at Wayne State U Press
They’ve been through intense turmoil these past two weeks and they’re still considering proceeding with potential discrimination, retaliation and due process claims, which they have every right to do.
- Fall 2020 Children's Sneak Previews
ABRAMS/AMULETAmulet bundles up for Winter, White & Wicked by Shannon Dittemore, which follows the adventures of twice-orphaned Sylvi, who is protected by the icy spirit Winter on the eternally snowy island of Layce; Nellie Nutgraf: The Double-Best Reporter in History by Tom Angleberger, il
- Rights Report: Week of February 17, 2020
Publication is slated for spring 2021; Sarah Davies at Greenhouse Literary brokered the deal for world rights.Wendy Loggia at Delacorte has acquired North American rights to Nick Courage's middle grade novel Snow Struck.
- I, John Kennedy Toole
Less satisfying is an undeveloped subplot involving a fictional reporter seeking to write about Toole.
- A Commitment to Proprietary IP
Simon & Schuster sold film rights, licensed the novel into six territories, and ended up giving the author a seven-book deal.
- Spring 2020 Children's Announcements: Publishers M-Q
The author, a young social justice advocate, addresses the fight for LGBTQ rights and embracing one’s uniqueness.